Mission Statement

Postdoctoral Research Associates are valued members of the academic community at Iowa State University. We value the important contributions that postdoctoral associates make to our research, outreach, and teaching missions. 

The purpose and goals of the ISUPDA shall be to provide:

  1. A sense of community by developing social and professional interactions among postdoctoral scholars at Iowa State University.
  2. A forum where issues relevant to members of the association will be addressed and communicated to the appropriate administrators and faculty of Iowa State University
  3. A productive dialogue among postdoctoral scholars, administrators, and faculty at Iowa State University. 
  4. Continue to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusivity for postdocs as a whole and on Iowa State University's campus.